Strawberry Shake

(Serves 1-2)

12 oz. or 1 1/2 cups almond or coconut milk
10 medium strawberries
1/4 cup dates (about 6 whole pitted medjool dates)
1 Tbsp pure maple syrup
1/4 tsp vanilla
Pinch of salt
1 1/2 cups ice

Put all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.

Bladder Support Smoothie

It’s always good to freeze blueberries and cranberries in season so you have them on hand. Simply bag them, freeze and rinse before using. This good smoothie will give special support for your urinary tract and bladder.

3/4 cup cranberries, fresh or frozen
1 banana, frozen or fresh
1 leaf of Kale or collards, can tear leaf off stem or not, depending on your preference and blender
5 fresh or frozen strawberries
1 pear, ripe and cored
Water to blend (about 1 1/2 cups)
1 Tbls. chia seed (optional)

Blend the 1st 5 ingredients with a little bit of water at first. Add water in smaller amounts and keep blending. (Adding the bulk of the liquid last helps the blending process best)
Stir in chia seed if using.

Drink and enjoy!

Choco Skinny Shake

This sounds too easy – but it was satisfying for 3 generations of women at my house the other night….(Me, mom and my 10 year oldIMG_1842 daughter)

3/4 cup non-dairy milk of choice
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 TBLs. cocoa or carob powder
1 1/2 TBls. coconut nectar or sweeten to taste with your choice (agave, stevia, etc)
1/2 banana
15 ice cubes

Blend at high speed until well blended. Serve immediately.

Collard and Pineapple Smoothie

Collard and Pineapple SmoothieTry blending at lower speeds to reduce foam (bananas and frozen fruit will help cut down on foam as well as waiting 15 minutes stirring gently before drinking)

1 1/2 cups water
1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen pineapple
3 small leaves of collard greens
1 small chunk of fresh ginger
2 dates, pitted

Blend and enjoy!

Orange, Collard Smoothie

orange collard smoothie1 banana, fresh or frozen

2 oranges, peeled and seeded

2 leaves collard greens, deveined

2 cups berry blend frozen fruit

3 cups filtered water


Add all ingredients to the blender. Blend well, serve and enjoy. Can refrigerate smoothies for at least 2 days. Shake or stir well before serving.

Mango and Kale Smoothie

Kale and Mango Smoothie


1 frozen banana

1 mango, peeled

2-3 large leaves kale, remove stems

1/2 lime, juiced

1 1×2″ piece fresh ginger

4 dates, pitted

1/8 tsp. tumeric

2 cups water

Blend all well. Let this vitamin rich drink work best by holding it in your mouth for a bit (& chew) to blend with saliva and maximize the digestion process. Tumeric is an anti-bacterial, anti-inflamitory, detoxifier, has been used for depression, weight management, and it’s shown to be good for the skin.

Chocolate-Cherry Nirvana Smoothie

Recipe by Jill Eckart, C.H.H.C. of PCRM
Makes 4 servings

2 cups unsweetened frozen cherries
2 bananas
1 1/2 cups chocolate rice milk or low-fat chocolate soymilk, or 1 1/2 cups vanilla
rice- or soymilk with 2 Tbls. cocoa powder

Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. A delicious dessert on a hot day or a wonderful “carry-out” breakfast, perhaps with a small bag with some almonds and high-fiber cereal.

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